Copdock roundabout reopens following lorry crash

The scene on the A14 at Copdock where a lorry overturned Picture: NSRAPT

The scene on the A14 at Copdock where a lorry overturned Picture: NSRAPT - Credit: NSRAPT

The Copdock roundabout has fully reopened to traffic following a crash on Friday which left a lorry hanging over the bridge.

Police closed the road as they dealt with the overturned lorry at Copdock roundabout. Picture: ROXY

Police closed the road as they dealt with the overturned lorry at Copdock roundabout. Picture: ROXY LOUISE SIER - Credit: Archant

Concrete blocks have been put in place where the roundabout's crash barrier was damaged during the collision.

Engineers will return at a later date to permanently fix it.

However, it may take some time to repair as it needs a new barrier specially made.

A Highways spokesman said: "Because the fence is a bespoke unit for the bridge it is going to take some time to manufacture a new one.

Recovery vehicles arrived to take away the lorry Picture: NSRAPT

Recovery vehicles arrived to take away the lorry Picture: NSRAPT - Credit: Archant


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"Therefore we are going to install concrete blocks in the hole as a temporary measure."

Police were called at around 5pm on Friday, June 7, after receiving reports a lorry, heading towards Essex, had overturned and was hanging off the side of the bridge.

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The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The lorry was removed overnight on Friday but diversions remained in place due to the damaged crash barrier.

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